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  1. Over at Gayauthors.org, there is a well written and constructed story: Noah and Jordan. The pace is one of the things that make it good. https://gayauthors.org/story/ethan/noah-and-jordan rec
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    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Thank you!
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    Writing Stages of Life

    Good for you and best of luck.
  4. High praise to Gay Vacation Companion by lomax61, now complete at GayAuthors.org: https://www.gayauthors.org/story/lomax61/gay-vacation-companion/ It is foremost a fine romance, though in a gay context, with strong principal characters and a storyline that is hard to put down. Look it over. By the way, it is well edited and literate.
  5. An intriguing four-chapter start. Worth reading so far. https://www.nifty.org/nifty/gay/college/the-brownstone-on-union-park/the-brownstone-on-union-park-1
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    Camp Refuge

    Camp Refuge is now complete and well worth the read. I'll be shifting the comments to the Roamin Reader forum shortly.
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    Camp Refuge

    At chapter 25, Camp Refuge is still engaging.
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    Camp Refuge

    Still going strong at Chapter 11.
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    The Quarry

    Author Driver has been silent for too long, but his stories still are available. One called The Quarry has been reposted at: http://www.dabeagle.net/storymainpages/QuarryHome.html One of the best authors.
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    Camp Refuge

    I'm enjoying Camp Refuge through Chapter 3; it's a solid start that I hope can be built upon. The address is https://www.nifty.org/nifty/gay/beginnings/camp-refuge/camp-refuge-1 Let me (and the author) know if you like it.
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    Guarded is about to be completed, so this will be my last recommendation here. I'll move the recommendation to another forum when completed. The story continues to be engrossing, with interesting twists as it goes along. No change in my recommendation: a fine story.
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    I'm enjoying Guarded https://www.nifty.org/nifty/gay/beginnings/guarded/ a lot. What I like is that the gay relationship is only part of the story; there is another major meme at play. As is common with Nifty stories from apparently new authors is the need for some editing but not enough that the story is difficult or unpleasant to follow. Wayne G has made a rapid transition from an enjoyable and completed but episodic story https://www.nifty.org/nifty/gay/beginnings/waynes-journal to Guarded, with a more tightly constructed plot. Seeing rapid growth in an author is very welcome. Apart from the episodic nature of the story, my major complaint is too much explicit sex, a common fault of Nifty writers, but those scenes can be scanned quickly to get back to the main story. Let me know if you like Guarded.
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    The em dash

    I ran into this link on the use of the em dash: https://themillions.com/2018/01/regarding-the-em-dash.html
  14. One doesn't have to agree with the political/religious perspective to respect the points made: https://www.prageru.com/videos/im-gayconservativeso-what
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    Starting Over, by Tony A

    I'm liking Starting Over, by Tony A on IOMFAtS.org: iomfats.org/storyshelf/hosted/tony-a/ The premise is that a high-school jock hit maliciously in a football game has lost his memory, but one of the persons he does remember is a boy with whom he was paired in a chemistry lab (and who was expected to do all the work so that the football jock could pass the course). The boy is gay. The editing is only so-so.